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I'm interested in learning more about AI traffic options.  Right now I'm using Prepard 3D with a few addon airports CYVR, KSNA, KSAN, etc.  What I would like to see is some realistic aircraft parked and moving on the ground.  What I mean by realistic is model and airline type consistent with real world schedules to that particular airport.  Right now my airports are rather barren and dead.  I've only been at this for a couple hence the noob question.

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 So many closed down threads on AI in the past few months (most often due to piracy issues). Nothing has changed in the past few years on AI so it's easiest to search through the threads and come to your own conclusion.

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If you want something that just works that you don't have to screw around with setting it up and fixing this and that, My Traffic 6 is the way to go. 

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My Traffic 6 without question - worth the $$.

 

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Does anyone ever see any AI traffic while you're in the air in P3D? I see it on TCAS and I hear the controller in my ATC program talking to them but I never see aircraft or contrails. I'm using My Traffic 6.

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I'm slowly but surely pumping every add on into my Sim and i will be getting some Traffic as well,   From what i can gather My Traffic 6 has a P3D installer and looks to be a pretty much maintenance free program so it will a deffo for me,  36 Euro, i'm hoping it will go on sale soon  :smile:

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Does anyone ever see any AI traffic while you're in the air in P3D? I see it on TCAS and I hear the controller in my ATC program talking to them but I never see aircraft or contrails. I'm using My Traffic 6.

 

I see traffic all the time with My Traffic 6.  Just took a flight from one end of France to the other and saw quite a few aircraft.  They also show up on my moving map in Pro ATC, so I know where to look. 

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My Traffic is terrible horrible models and unrealistic flight plans.

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 The OP did say he was looking for realistic model and airline type consistent with real world schedules to that particular airport. MyTraffic is easy and simple, but it doesn't fit either of those prerequisites above terribly well.

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Thanks guys you given lots to digest.  I'll do some searching and reading this weekend.

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Trying to have real world schedules is like chasing your tail. The airline I work for may adjust it schedules multiple times in a month. It would be impossible for any addon to keep up with that.

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Trying to have real world schedules is like chasing your tail. The airline I work for may adjust it schedules multiple times in a month. It would be impossible for any addon to keep up with that.

 

That is really what I want when I fly P3D, to have real world schedules and be 15th in line to take off.. Thanks, but no thanks. 

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  Keeping the scheds at least up todate regarding the current year and season is FAR better than whats available from the payware offerings. The schedule realism and currency is only half of it compared to how MyTraffic models and paints look.  Again, it's not about what YOU wan't, the OP said he wants it to look good. and have realisitic scheds. MyTraffic doesn't fit either of those.

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What's the alternative? A lot of us don't have hours and hours of spare time to compile models and schedules. Is there an all in one that fits the bill?

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What's the alternative? A lot of us don't have hours and hours of spare time to compile models and schedules. Is there an all in one that fits the bill?

 

That's why I like My Traffic 6. Install it, and you done....My kind of software. 

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 MyTraffic does what it says, but it is quite basic in it's models and repaints. Some of it's schedules as well were maybe based on some sort of real schedule from some time ago, but much of it is very fictional. If you simply want to add some basic ai and dont mind how corny it looks in the sim then I guess it's the way to go.

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Im going to purchase my Traffic 6 over the weekend.  As i am not a pilot and know very little about specific timetables proper schedules done really bother me at all.  Once i can see pretty planes moving around and flying on there own, well thats good enough for me. Horses for courses i suppose.  I will pop back later and say hello  :smile:

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add some basic ai and dont mind how corny it looks in the sim then I guess it's the way to go.

 

Again, I ask, what are the other alternatives?

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Again, I ask, what are the other alternatives?

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I would say Ulitmate traffic 2 and Traffic 360 but I don't think they have an P3D installer

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  Keeping the scheds at least up todate regarding the current year and season is FAR better than whats available from the payware offerings. The schedule realism and currency is only half of it compared to how MyTraffic models and paints look.  Again, it's not about what YOU wan't, the OP said he wants it to look good. and have realisitic scheds. MyTraffic doesn't fit either of those.

 

I fly into airports that are Delta and Southwest hubs, and I see Delta an SW planes. Same with Fedex hubs, UPS, military hubs, commuter aircraft. I have lived near and flown out of many of the largest airports in the world, frequently, and My Traffic looks pretty realistic to me.

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I'll echo Bobsk8 here and recommend MyTraffic 6.  I had UT2 before I switched to P3D which was great but it's not compatible with P3D.  Since I fly mostly in the US, I did replace some of the MyTraffic models for the US based carriers.  The MT6 models were fine though if you aren't concerned about every little detail of an AI plane and just want some company on the ground and in the air.

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The other alternative as has been said many times before in every one of these threads that pops up far too often is to put some time into it and go the custom route. You get what you put into it, but it still a better way to go imo than having to see the traffic you see with Mytraffic.

 

http://www.alpha-india.net/

 

http://fsxaibureau.com/manufacturing/

 

  Bob, if Mytraffic works for you then that's awesome. Low expectations with near no extra effort it always nice to settle. It's like saying the default airports look just as good as the high end payware ones, don't kid yourself. Compared to what it can look like for free but does require some effort, the payware traffic looks silly.

 

  I've bought both MyTraffic 6 and UT2 to compare and mess with over the years and while UT2 was good, it was too quirky and flawed. MyTraffic just made me giggle at how it goofy it looked, from the models and paints to seeing airlines in large numbers at airports where they done operate to.

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The other alternative as has been said many times before in every one of these threads that pops up far too often is to put some time into it and go the custom route. You get what you put into it, but it still a better way to go imo than having to see the traffic you see with Mytraffic.

 

http://www.alpha-india.net/

 

http://fsxaibureau.com/manufacturing/

 

  Bob, if Mytraffic works for you then that's awesome. Low expectations with near no extra effort it always nice to settle. It's like saying the default airports look just as good as the high end payware ones, don't kid yourself. Compared to what it can look like for free but does require some effort, the payware traffic looks silly.

 

  I've bought both MyTraffic 6 and UT2 to compare and mess with over the years and while UT2 was good, it was too quirky and flawed. MyTraffic just made me giggle at how it goofy it looked, from the models and paints to seeing airlines in large numbers at airports where they done operate to.

 

 

As I said, I have been a pilot in the real world since the late 70's  at many busy airports, so I know exactly what the real world looks like. My traffic does a good job in my opinion. I do admit that I don't spend the vast majority of time in P3D staring at AI aircraft, I'm too busy actually flying the aircraft I am in. 

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